Gregory W. Kahn – Class of 1966

Personal Data

  • Gregory W. Kahn, LCDR USN (Ret)
  • Tulane Naval ROTC Class of 1966
  • BA Political Science
  • Commissioned May 1966
  • Louisiana Native

Historical Events

  • Korean War

Assignments / Engagements

  • Initial Schools ( Jun 1966 – Jul 1966)
    • CIC at Point Lorna
    • Amphibious Warfare at Coronado – Mexican Invasion
  • Journey to USS Tortuga (LSD 26 ) (Jul1966)
    • Travis Air Force Base – vaccinations
    • Clark AFB to Subic NS harrowing bus ride
    • AP A across South China Sea – typhoon Ora
    • LST Floyd County
  • USS Tortuga (Ju11966 – Jun 1968)
    • Built 1945, Pacific Duty, Extensive Korean War Service
    • 450 Ft. Length, 15 Ft. Draft, Well Deck, Helo Deck, Numerous Small Craft
    • 15 Officers, 225 Enlisted
    • CIC Officer and Navigator – RD, ET, QM, YN, PN, PC, HM
    • Collateral Duties – MWR, Legal, Crypto, Voting, Admin. Officer
  • Haven Ship (Jul 1966 – Oct 1966)
    • CIC Ops – LCDR”Pear” , PBRs
    • Junk Firefight
    • Helo crash
    • Mail run
    • Ambassador Lodge Rescue
  • 7th Fleet Detachment (Nov 1966- Dec 1966)
    • “Ferry” Service
    • Rhumbline Moniker
    • Mid Watches and Time Zones
  • Stateside (Jan 1967 – Mar 1967)
    • San Diego to Long Beach Homeport Switch
    • San Francisco Shipyards
    • Haight Ashbury
    • Auxiliary Schools
  • Emergency Redeployment to Westpac (Apr 1967 – May 1968)
    • Hawaii REFTRA
    • Ocean Floor Mapping
    • Guam Typhoon
    • Amphibious Landings – Marines near Danang and DMZ
    • Stewards Fire
  • Okinawa Typhoon (Nov 1967)
  • USS Pueblo (Jan 1968)
    • Unrep Snafu
    • Sasebo Ships Party
    • Flash Message
    • Crew Recall
    • Towing Planning
  • Fleet Work Study Group Atlantic Norfolk (Ju11968 – Jun 1969)
  • Selected Reserve Career (Sept 1969 – Sept 1987)
    • Merchant Ship Utilization
    • Port of New Orleans Capacities
    • ACTDUTRAs
  • Retired as LCDR 1987

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